Tuesday, April 25, 1882
The Fremont Herald, April 27, 1882
Fremont Weekly Tribune, April 20, 1882
Newspaper clippings courtesy of Barbara Bandlow, Keene Memorial Library, Fremont, NE.
Fourth Street, near Main Street, Fremont, NE
The Opera House was the only public hall in the city in 1882. It was built by E. O. Crosby in 1874 before passing into the hands of a joint-stock company, being purchased by Z. Shed it became known as Shed's Opera House.
History of the State of Nebraska, first published in 1882, The Western Historical Company, A. T. Andreas, Proprietor, Chicago, IL
OSCAR WILDE IN FREMONT
Book: Robert A Schanke, Fremont’s Love Opera House, Nebraska History 55 (1984): 220-253 cites the Fremont Tri-Weekly Tribune, April, 1882 (no date given)
* The bitter herbs of wormwood and gall are often associated in the Bible with unfaithfulness to God (cf. Jeremiah 9:15).